The 5th season of public environmental initiative “Save the Dnieper together” started in April 2016, with support of “Zaporizhstal” PJSC, in which public organizations of Zaporizhzhia annually take part. During the campaign, they planned a set of actions designed to improve the environmental situation in the Dniper River basin.
Within the framework of environmental initiative “Save the Dnieper together” on April 17, with the participation of representatives of the Zaporizhzhia regional organization of Ukrainian society of fishers and hunters, 1200 artificial spawning grounds for fish were installed in Dnipro river. At the end of April, installation of nests for birds is planned in the conservancy area on Khortytsia Island.
On April 19, “Zaporizhstal” PJSC in common with experts of the National Nature Reserve “Khortytsia” and the Zaporizhzhia regional organization of the Ukrainian society of fishers and hunters for pupils of the Zaporizhzhia schools will organize an ecological quest. School pupils will take part in a quiz on knowledge of wildlife of the native land, and will compete with each other, performing various tasks along the route of the Khortytsia Island. Also school pupils will make birds nesting boxes and in common with experts of the National Nature Reserve will install them on the island.
We will remind, that a public environmental campaign “Save the Dnieper together!” started in 2012 on an initiative of the public active members from all regions of Ukraine, who are ready to make the contribution to improvement of environment. Over a period of five years, the project passed with financial and organizational support of Zaporizhstal PJSC. During this time, about 5200 inhabitants and representatives of public organizations have taken part in an initiative. In five years, within an action from the bed of the Dnieper River and from it coastal territory, more than 80 tons of garbage have been cleaned out, over 117 thousand individuals of fish (a carp, a wild carp, a grass carp, a silver carp) have been let out to the river, 3700 artificial spawning areas have been installed, 30 floating nests for birds and more than 500 trees have been planted on the Khortytsia Island.